(Closed) Honestly, Is it strange to have only family and no friends in your bridal party?

posted 8 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 17
1451 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Jennybenny16:  Family is forever. If you are more comfortable with you Bridal Party being family. Do it! I only have 1 female cousin and she is in my Bridal Party. 

Post # 18
1364 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I hope it’s not weird, cause that’s what I’m doing! I have my brother as my man of honor, my cousin as my matron of honor, and my two aunts as my bridesmaids. 

They are the people I’m closest too, and I don’t have many friends, so I can’t imagine not having them.

Post # 20
232 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Not weird at all!  I am having my two sisters and my Future Sister-In-Law and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Post # 21
12 posts
  • Wedding: July 2014

My Maids of honor are going to be my 2 closest cousins and my bridesmaids are going to be two more of my cousins and my sister. i dont think its weird at all i love my family and trust no one else more than i do them. I want them involved. Do what feels right to you sweetie at the end of the day this is about what you want and who you want there.

Post # 22
376 posts
Helper bee

@CatABee:  Bridal party twins! My two sisters and Future Sister-In-Law will also be my bridesmaids. My best friend from when we were toddlers is my Maid/Matron of Honor.

I’m in a weird transition phase where I’m starting to cut out the people I was friends with. They did some pretty not cool things to me recently and it’s been a long pattern. I know that if I included them in the Bridal Party, in 25 years I’d be looking at our photos and going, “what was I thinking having her as a BM?”

Someone on here recently told me that I shouldn’t pick those people as my Bridal Party because my feelings/friendships might change. I completely disagree and am happy with my Bridal Party choice.

Post # 23
2953 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Jennybenny16:  For both sides, we are having all family and 1 friend. Family will always be there whereas some friends are not.

Post # 25
4231 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Nope, we only had his sister and my brother. Way simpler. Zero wedding party fights. 

Post # 27
623 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I don’t think it’s weird at all because 1 of my cousins is my matron of honor, another is a bridesmaid, anod my fsil  is another. I don’t have many friends either that I’m that close with. I was gonna have a friend from when we were in high school to be my 4th, but she doesn’t want to have anything to do with m e. we had a bad fallout in high school, but we had reconnected twice since then so idk y she’s pissed off now. Nothing I can do though. I’ve tried plenty of times to contact her. I do have a few friends at work, but I haven’t known them that long to ask them that. Sometimes family r ur best friends. 🙂

Post # 28
1578 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Jennybenny16:  Not weird at all!  I also don’t have a lot of close friends, and deciding between them is hard, so I’m really thinking about going family only for my bridesmaids as well.


Post # 29
4134 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

Family are the only people you KNOW will still be around in 20 years when you look at your pictures, so I think it’s great!

Post # 30
5636 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Jennybenny16:  Nope not weird. I only had 1 Maid/Matron of Honor and it was my sister! i think its pretty awesomeWink

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